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Majority Of Americans Don't See Obama As Black

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that demographics are changing in America. Neighborhoods all over the country are gentrifying and the average American is no longer b...

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

More Housing in NYC Can Change National and Global Politics

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Nathan Newman

MORENYC has the potential to have a high impact across the issues of importance to progressives, while increasing the political strength of progressives as a political force as well.

America Is in Transition -- and So Is Its Foreign Policy

Xenia Dormandy | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Xenia Dormandy

America is changing. So too is the rest of the world. But will America's internal changes carry broader implications for its role in the world, the influence and power it wields, and the foreign policy choices it makes?

Our Country Has Changed; Why Hasn't The '96 Telecom Act

Kristian Ramos | Posted 02.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Tremendous technological advances have changed and improved our lives in ways no one could have imagined back in 1996. Our country is different demographically, and by all indications these new populations are eager to engage in broadband technologies.

Marketers Do Best When Realizing All Money Is Green

Ronn Torossian | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Ronn Torossian

Many times when top company executives are separated they will detail two different company visions, which can spell trouble when company representatives talk to the press, or even to their own employees.

Manly Marketing

Jim Joseph | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Jim Joseph

I'm certainly not the only one who's been writing about the "new male consumer." As a marketing community we are widely recognizing that there's been...

11 Signs We're Entering A "Demograpylypse"

Ira Wolfe | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

Considering many companies have barely budged to accommodate the two biggest demographic changes of the 20th century -- women in the workforce and increased longevity -- that presents a significant challenge for current management and business growth.

Not Another Millennial Trend Story

Brad Chase | Posted 03.15.2014 | Media
Brad Chase

The volume and depth of stories makes sense -- there are as many as 80 million millennials in America. But media coverage has moved beyond reporting and analysis into a grey area where the deconstruction of the group borders on obsessive, sensational and derogatory.

Are Gender Stereotypes Good for Business?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

Although any kind of profiling or stereotyping might be a dirty word to some, the fact is that one person's "profiling" is just another person's "target marketing."

What Are The Signs Of Aging? (Hint: It's Not Your Age)

Posted 12.13.2013 | Fifty

We've heard the old adage that you're only as old as you feel. Now researchers are saying there might be some truth to the popular saying after all. ...

Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America

Donna M. Butts | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Right now, our political debates pose a false conflict: that our country can't possibly invest in older generations while nurturing younger generations. Yet our work suggests that the American public doesn't share these views.

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

Obamacare Needs Smart Patient Credits

Munir Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Doctors and hospitals are businesses after all, and account for 50 percent of our health care cost (see chart below). Besides, what kind of business either doesn't know or won't tell you what it charges for standard goods or services? I ask this as a small business owner myself.

'The Jewish State of Israel'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?

Pew to the Rescue: Saving Jewish Demography

Diane Tobin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Diane Tobin

The American Jewish community is just starting to come around to the notion that the point of surveys is not to track decline, but to understand where we as a community are going and to help direct it.

Who Does How Much Homework: A Response to The Atlantic

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Anna Leahy

Too much homework is a problem, and the fast-approaching Common Core State Standards will probably make that situation worse. But there exist bigger problems in this world, too, and these overarching problems are not unrelated to who's doing how much homework.

Facing the Truth About Jerusalem

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There is an urgent need to seriously engage in public discussions about the future of Jerusalem because sooner or later the Israelis and Palestinians must be prepared to accept the inevitable -- a united Jerusalem, yet a capital of two states.

In Our Changing Nation, Who Is Miss America?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

What a sad commentary on the values of some Americans. It suggests a super narrow and wrong view of the nation. Why is it that a Miss America who is not white engenders so much angst in the populous?

Are Colleges and Universities Ready for a Sea Change in Their Alumni? They Better Be!

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Marybeth Gasman

When we talked to alumni of color, some told us that they are often not asked in a manner that is respectful of their cultural background. Others mentioned having had negative experiences on campus that have remained unaddressed.

'3D Challenges' for Higher Education

Mary Ellen Jukoski | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Mary Ellen Jukoski

As I scan today's landscape of challenges and opportunities for higher education, I find it helpful to think in a "3D" way as well, though the dimensions I focus on are: Demographics, Debt, and Digital Learning.

A Dawning Moment of Truth for the GOP

Shoham Geva | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

Ironically, our generation could well be the GOP's chance for a triumphant return. As a generation that came of age during turbulent economic times, it should be easy for us to hammer home the need for economic conservatism.

50 Years After the March on Washington: Racial Economic Inequality Beyond Black and White

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a multiracial movement. And like 50 years ago, today many of the disparities -- wealth, unemployment, and income -- are not only experienced by African Americans, but exist in varied forms among all people of color.

Minority, Low-Income Parents More Likely To See Serious Problems In Schools

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 10.19.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools – from low expectations to bullying ...

Outdated, Outnumbered, and Out of Time: The Coming Demise of the Republican Party

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Until the Republicans alter their beliefs and adjust their priorities, their empty gestures towards minorities will continue to be rejected. Even on the issue of immigration reform, the GOP's stance hardly gives the Latino population a reason to feel respected or included.